Bauxite

  • Exhibition Text

    • Bauxite forms in tropical environments where warm groundwater leaches and dissolves nearly everything out of the rocks except for aluminum and silicon. This sample formed about 65 million years ago, when old granites were chemically weathered.

      Provided by BAUXILUM Mining, Venezuela

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Aluminum, Bauxite, Geology, Natural resources

      Audience: General